Mursi to speak from Tahrir on 'rebirth of Egypt'By AFP | Friday, June 29 2012 at 11:50
Egypt's President-elect Mohammed Mursi is to address the people on the country's "rebirth" at a rally at Cairo's Tahrir Square on Friday, before being sworn in Saturday at the Constitutional Court.
Mursi "is taking part in the march of a million Egyptians tomorrow at Tahrir Square and across the country," the official news agency Mena cited his spokesman Yasser Ali as saying, adding that he would "make a speech to the great Egyptian people".
Ali said that in his speech, Mursi will speak about "efforts to launch his programme for the rebirth of Egypt".
The Muslim Brotherhood, from which Mursi stood down after winning the presidential election, has called for a huge demonstration on Friday in Tahrir Square under the slogan: "Day of the transfer of power."
Transfer of power
The presidency announced late Thursday that Mursi would be sworn in Saturday before the Constitutional Court, after differences with the army over the transfer of power to the nation's first civilian president.
Mursi "will go at 11 am (0900 GMT) Saturday to the Constitutional Court to take the oath before the Court's general assembly", said a statement released by Mena..
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